Happy & Together
By now, you are well familiar with the new collections that Simple Stories has released as the gals before me have shown you some AH-MAZING projects. I have two more layouts to add that will, hopefully, be of inspiration to you.
First up, We Are... Cousins created using the We Are... Family collection. I love this collection because it is family, who doesn't love family?! I also love that the colors are very fitting for fall yet there are some bright pops of color in addition to the warmth.
Found throughout the collection are bits and pieces of hand stitching for that homey feel. To tie my layout into this, I used the cross stitch hoop from the SN@P! Journal Pages and handstitched some "x"s across the top of the page.
If you are as crazy about design as I am, I'm sure you have amassed a plethora of fonts too. And finding the matching font to coordinate with the font used with this collection was fun! LOL! I used "Honeycream" with my Silhouette to create "cousins" in order to finish my title. It's not the exact font but it was close enough using the free fonts collected over time.
Other decorations scattered through out the layout were just fun embellishments to add to the homey, family feeling of the layout. We only see these cousins for a very brief visit once a year so to have pictures to reflect back upon is a treasure.
My second layout also documents a family relationship, that of siblings. As the pictures were taken during fall and it's rather obviously fall, I used the Pumpkin Spice collection for this layout. I wanted something a little bit more intimate and went with a smaller size for that effect.
I used one of the transparencies that accompanies the Collection Kit as the header of this layout. It blends right in and appears as though there is writing directly on the layout. It was easy to adhere to the patterned paper using a thin liquid glue pen behing the brown lettering.
The title work and journaling are all on one of the 4x6 journal cards. The big ampersand tie the die cut "Happy" and popped sticker "together" together and still leave room to tell my story.
The fall flower bouquet at the edge of the page was constructed using love and bits & pieces in addition to leaves that I fussy cut from the smaller 2x2 squares from the Elements patterned paper. I love those small squares and though my layouts are rather linear, I can never incorporate the actual squares into my layouts. Rather, I prefer to fussy cut the elements and use them as bits & pieces.
Again, there is some stitching on the page. This time I went with machine stitching.
I hope you have fallen for the Fall and Family themed layouts! I don't know about you but working with these layouts as me ready for the golden glow of fall and the cooler temperatures! I just love having four seasons and can't wait for the transition to Fall!